Welcome to Kingaroy BaconFest
We want to capture Australia’s imagination by hosting a Festival that celebrates one of our nation’s favourite foods and highlights the importance of buying 100 percent Australian pork product.
Kingaroy BaconFest 2018 was our inaugural event. Kingaroy has been home to one of the country’s largest pork processing plants, Swickers, for more than 50 years. During that time it has grown to become one of the town’s biggest employers. The region also borders two of the state’s largest pig producing regions, the Darling Downs (where 56% of the state’s total pig herd are grown) and Wide Bay (30%).
While pork prices have taken a hit in recent times, consumer’s love for pork meat is growing faster than for any other protein and it was recently announced as the second most consumed meat in Australia. Bacon has an enormous following in the United States of America with countless websites, events, interest groups and product lines devoted to the food. Based on the experience of other Bacon-themed festivals in Australia (Freemantle WA and Newtown, Sydney NSW) we’re confident BaconFest in Kingaroy has the potential to attract thousands of visitors to town.
Unfortunately due to the uncertainty of COVID-19, the BaconFest Committee have cancelled the event for 2020. Please read our Media Release for more information. We look forward to seeing you in 2021.
Images by Nancy Jayde Photography
Kingaroy BaconFest does not allow dogs or any other pets to enter the Festival Precinct. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and we are working on ways to minimise the inconvenience this may cause to your BaconFest celebrations. It is our recommendation that you leave your pets at home or with loved ones or to arrange a pet sitter from one of our local providers.
Want to get involved?
Do you have a crackling idea? Do you want to be involved? Do you love bacon? We would love to hear from you. Share your thoughts and give us your feedback.